‘Hollow’ Appears in 100 Irish Short Stories

I’m delighted that my short story, Hollow, will appear in The Art of the Glimpse, an anthology of 100 Irish short stories, edited by Sinead Gleeson and published by Head of Zeus. It features established and emerging voices and will be published in October 1st.

Hollow was shortlisted for Irish Short Story of the Year at the Irish Book Awards a couple of years back.

There will be stories by Samuel Beckett, Sally Rooney, William Trevor, Kevin Barry, Edna O’Brien, Claire-Louise Bennett, Bernard McLaverty, Anne Enright, Eimear Bride and many more.


Irish Short Story of the Year Deadline Today!

Hello there – I hope you’re well 🙂
As you made have heard me mention (ahem) I’m up for an award …. Irish Short Story of the Year!
Do you fancy voting for me (insert cheesy smile)?
It only takes 2 minutes – promise.
You click the link below – put in your email and click me on the Irish Short Story of the Year – ‘Hollow’.
No pressure of course – honest.  http://www.irishbookawards.irish/vote2017/
Thanks to Numero Cinq for putting my story up for nomination in the first place.
Wish me luck.

Shortlisted for Irish Short Story of the Year

I’m over-the-moon to be shortlisted for the Irish Short Story of the Year Award at the Irish Book Awards.

IBA Brouchure pic

The shortlist is made up of 6 Irish authors who have been nominated by the editor of the magazine/publication that printed their story – mine was Numero Cinq in the USA.

I am the only male author and the only Northern Irish author on the shortlist. I’m proud to be representing Northern Ireland especially after news yesterday of my ACE funding from Arts Council NI.

The winner is chosen by the public and if you’ve read my story and want my story to win you can vote here. 🙂

If you haven’t read my shortlisted short story ‘Hollow’ you can read it along with all the other shortlisted stories over at Writing.ie who sponsor the award.

Wish me luck!